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Call for Abstracts: Special Section of the Michigan Journal of CSL

For this special section, we seek research, pedagogy, and other articles that explore community first approaches to community-engaged research, teaching, and practice work, and how they can have greater community impact. We especially welcome articles that include and/or incorporate the perspectives and voices of non-academic partners. The editors invite abstracts for articles and rigorous case studies from academics, educators, and researchers that: (a) report research studies focused on community outcomes/impacts, (b) report on, comment on, and/or imagine a variety of ways of defining and measuring community impacts and valuation of CCE; (c) propose new approaches to research, teaching, and practice (in relation to historical and contemporary models, methods, processes, and ethos) intended to share power, resources, and control in CCE partnerships; (d) offer critical insights into the role of CCE and social movements as well as community-based (e.g., ‘collective impact’) processes; (e) provide perspectives on CCE cases that offer guidance to student, faculty, administrative staff, and community partners; or (f) explore innovative university, community, and funder policies and frameworks designed to encourage impactful CCE research, teaching, and practice.

We are particularly interested in contributions that build on the foundations of social justice and ecological sustainability and bring creativity, imagination, and experimentation. Articles should also be rooted in embodied, experiential modes of making, thinking, learning, and doing; oriented toward current and future cultural and social conditions; and concerned with ways that these can be integrated into developing modes of research, teaching, and practice.

The first step in the submission process is to submit a one-page abstract/précis by January 18, 2019 that adequately conveys the focus/plan for the article and includes the author(s)’ contact information, including email address.  Invitations to submit an article will be made by email in late January, with invited articles due April 30, 2019.

Please consult general MJCSL submission guidelines at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mjcslg?page=submissions

Submissions and questions about the special issue may be directed to Charles Z. Levkoe (clevkoe@lakeheadu.ca) and Nadine Changfoot (nadinechangfoot@trentu.ca).

Reviewing recent past issues of the MJCSL to see the kinds of articles published in this journal will better position the prospective article submitter to receive a favorable reply to their abstract submission.

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CBRET Workshop

     

On November 27th in Hamilton, Ontario, researchers, practitioners, and others involved in community-based research gathered for the Community-Based Research Excellence Tool (CBRET) workshop. The event was hosted by McMaster University Center for Continuing Education and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Thanks to the hosts and the 30 people who participated in the workshop!

On the evaluation survey taken after the workshop, 78% of workshop participants reported that they were very satisfied with the quality of the presentation.  79% of survey respondents were very satisfied with how they had opportunity to gain from others and felt heard by others. A participant reported, “This had my brain going and I really appreciate the opportunity to think, discuss and be challenged. The facilitators were fantastic- great listeners and take criticism really well – they made it a safe, comfortable space for open discussion and learning. Thanks very much for inspiring me to be more thoughtful and to pursue/strive for more meaningful projects and research methods.”

Another workshop participant reflected that they valued learning “about community-based research, the CBRET tool, the thought-provoking discussions, [and] meeting others in the community.” 

 

 

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Webinar: Including community voices at post-secondary institutions

Our friends at CFICE are hosting a webinar on the barriers and strategies to bring community voices more fully into post-secondary institutions. It will take place on November 22, 1pm – 2pm EST.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the power dynamics impeding community participation at post-secondary institutions, and some clear strategies for how they can start to drive change towards community inclusion at their institution..

For more information, or to register for this webinar, please visit the event website.

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Call for Presentations (CESI)

Does your community organization work in collaboration with an academic institution? Does your work at an academic organization include active collaboration with community members? The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) wants to know:

• How do you and your collaborators work together in creative ways?
• How do you collaborate in ways that address community interests and create mutual benefits?
• How do you work together to achieve shared goals?
• How do you overcome challenges and barriers?
• How do you work together to achieve positive social change?
• How do you generate and measure impact?

Please submit a 150-word description of your proposed contribution, along with the names and
affiliations of all presenters to kschnarr@uoguelph.ca by September 10th. Please also indicate
the format of your contribution and any technical or other resources you require. We encourage
collaborative presentations highlighting both academic and community expertise.

More details here:

CESI Event 2018 – Call For Abstracts Poster – 17 August 2018 (002)

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